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Meaning of "essentialism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ESSENTIALISM

essentialism  [ɪˈsɛnʃəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESSENTIALISM

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conjunction
determiner
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Essentialism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ESSENTIALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

essentialism

Essentialism

Essentialism is the view that, for any specific entity, there is a set of attributes which are necessary to its identity and function. In Western thought the concept is found as early as the work of Plato and Aristotle. Platonic idealism is the earliest known theory of how all known things and concepts have an essential reality behind them, an essence that makes those things and concepts what they are. Aristotle's Categories proposes that all objects are the objects they are by virtue of their substance, that the substance makes the object what it is. The essential qualities of an object, so George Lakoff summarizes Aristotle's highly influential view, are "those properties that make the thing what it is, and without which it would be not that kind of thing". This view is contrasted with non-essentialism, which states that, for any given kind of entity, there are no specific traits which entities of that kind must possess. Essentialism has been controversial from its beginning.

Definition of essentialism in the English dictionary

The definition of essentialism in the dictionary is one of a number of related doctrines which hold that there are necessary properties of things, that these are logically prior to the existence of the individuals which instantiate them, and that their classification depends upon their satisfaction of sets of necessary conditions. Other definition of essentialism is the doctrine that education should concentrate on teaching basic skills and encouraging intellectual self-discipline.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESSENTIALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESSENTIALISM

esse
Essen
essence
essence of bergamot
essence of violets
Essene
Essenian
Essenic
essential
essential amino acid
essential element
essential fatty acid
essential oil
essentialise
essentialist
essentiality
essentialize
essentially
essentialness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESSENTIALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
individualism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of essentialism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «essentialism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESSENTIALISM

Find out the translation of essentialism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of essentialism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «essentialism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

本质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esencialismo
570 millions of speakers

English

essentialism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पदार्थवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجوهرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эссенциализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

essencialismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

essentialism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essentialisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Essentialism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Essentialismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本質主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

본질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Essentialism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghĩa bản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

essentialism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूलभूत गरज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özcülüğü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essenzialismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

esencjalizmu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

есенціалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esențialism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσιοκρατία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

essensialisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

essentialism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

essensialisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of essentialism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIALISM»

The term «essentialism» is regularly used and occupies the 65.235 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about essentialism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESSENTIALISM»

Discover the use of essentialism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to essentialism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.
Greg McKeown, 2014
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. From the Hardcover edition.
Greg McKeown, 2014
3
Scientific Essentialism
Examines the laws of nature.
Brian Ellis, 2001
4
Essentialism: A Wittgensteinian Critique
After tracing the recent decline in explicitly essentialistic theories, Hallett (Dean of the College of Philosophy and letters, St. Louis U.) critically surveys the essentialism still strongly operative in much philosophical reasoning, then ...
Garth L. Hallett, 1991
5
Essentialism: Common Sense Quality Improvement
Essentialism is a trimmed down, action-oriented, user-friendly approach to Total Quality Management (TQM) in education. This book explores the concept of essentialism to describe strategies for implementing TQM in community colleges.
Desna L. Wallin, John R. Ryan, 1994
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Against Essentialism: A Theory of Culture and Society
"Against Essentialism" presents a groundbreaking new approach to the construction of society, culture, and personhood. The book invites both social scientists and philosophers to see what happens when essentialism is abandoned.
Stephan Fuchs, 2009
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The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought
This text synthesizes 15 years of empirical research on essentialism into a coherent framework, examining children's thinking and ways in which language influences thought.
Susan A. Gelman, 2003
8
Phenomenology: Between Essentialism and Transcendental ...
This collection of essays traces the themes of essentialism and transcendentalism as they have appeared in the development of phenomenology from Husserl to Derrida.
Jitendranath Mohanty, 1997
9
Real Essentialism
Real Essentialism presents a comprehensive defence of neo-Aristotelian essentialism.
David S. Oderberg, 2005
10
Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife ...
Explores the relationship between feminism and New Age Culture.
Karlyn Crowley, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESSENTIALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term essentialism is used in the context of the following news items.
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The reality of the sweating brow
Even after such overt racism was largely erased, mid-century jazz-talk traded in a kind of exoticism and essentialism that recapitulated and ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
2
What Justice Thomas Can Teach Ignorant Liberals
That Takei's first instinct was to deny the blackness of Clarence Thomas tells us much about the rancid racial essentialism of the Left, which ... «RealClearPolitics, Jul 15»
3
Justice Thomas Dissent Creates Firestorm
That Takei's first instinct was to deny the blackness of Clarence Thomas tells us much about the rancid racial essentialism of the left, which can't ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
4
Cartoons and Stereotypes: Two Museum Shows Contrast Roger …
Both Shimomura and Jones, though with different aims, flirt with essentialism. Jones and his studio collaborators pared down their jokes and ... «Seattle Weekly, Jul 15»
5
The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors
Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, tells of the story of missing his child being born to be at an “important meeting.” He thought the potential ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
6
When I Was White
And, despite discredited notions of biological essentialism, it was assumed to be an intrinsic quality. If you were born black, well, too bad for you ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 15»
7
Whites can be blacks
These are the reasons I find the critics of black consciousness as race essentialism so deliberately dishonest and, therefore, disingenuous. «News24, Jul 15»
8
Foucault: from libertine to neoliberal
This obsession with the real nature of Islam is born of the same mistaken Platonic essentialism that drives these militant Islamists in the first ... «Spiked, Jul 15»
9
Americas Presidential Daddy Issues
Schocket looks at the contest over the memory of the Founders and the Revolution by way of two current strands of thought—“essentialism,” ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
10
Sulu doubles down: All I meant to say is that Clarence Thomas is a …
He's practicing racial essentialism — if you're black, your position on slavery and inherent dignity is as follows — and then presuming to ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»

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